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Breast Implant Removal Cost FAQs

Breast Implant Removal Cost FAQs

Breast implant removal cost is based on the individual. At our practice, the cost of breast implant removal starts at $10,000, but again, this depends on your unique anatomy, what you hope to achieve with your breast implant removal surgery, whether you would like additional procedures performed, and the specifics of your surgery and aftercare.

In order to assemble and assess this information, we would need to see you in person in our office. Please contact us at any time to schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Sieber.

In the meantime, let’s go over some of the most frequent cost-related questions we receive concerning breast implant removal.

FAQs: Breast Implant Removal Cost

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Q: What makes breast implant removal so expensive?

The cost of any serious surgery, when performed by a board certified surgeon with experience and in a carefully curated and sterile environment, is going to cost a considerable amount. After all, you certainly do not want to undergo surgery with a surgeon who lacks experience or adequate training. Nor do you want to undergo surgery in an unclean or unsterile environment.

There are many steps to a breast implant removal procedure, and many highly trained and educated individuals and teams must be involved. You’ll be undergoing surgery at an accredited surgical facility or hospital, which costs money.

Moreover, you’ll need an anesthesiologist to administer your anesthesia and monitor you throughout the procedure. Of course, there’s your surgeons fee as well — and all of the sub fees that come with that. Then, there are expenses for the actual operation and aftercare, and many other costs that it’s easy to forget about.

Q: Why is the cost of breast implant removal different in different parts of the country?

A: If you walk into a café in New York City and ask for a regular cup of coffee, that cup of coffee is going to cost more than a cup of coffee at a small town café in Nebraska. Simply put, the cost of living in urban areas is higher than in rural areas.

This translates to all areas of commerce, including cosmetic surgery. Therefore, you will indeed find that plastic surgery is more expensive in cities and urban centers.

Q: Will health insurance pay for breast implant removal?

A: Typically, no. Most health insurance will not pay for cosmetic surgery of any kind. The only type of plastic surgery that health insurance will cover has to be medically necessary. So, for example, if you’re having trouble breathing and it’s been a chronic problem, but rhinoplasty can relieve your symptoms, rhinoplasty may be covered by health insurance. The same goes for breast reconstruction after a mastectomy for breast cancer treatment.

Most of the time, removing breast implants is not medically necessary, just as breast augmentation itself is not medically necessary. If you feel that your breast implant removal is medically necessary (or if your surgeon or doctor does), you can certainly contact your health insurance provider to inquire whether your procedure can be covered in full or in part.

Q: How much does breast implant removal cost if I have capsular contracture?

A: Capsular contracture develops when your body forms thick, hard capsules of scar tissue around your breast implants. The formation of a scar tissue capsule around breast implants is normal. But sometimes, your body will create a thicker, harder capsule that actually becomes painful and can sometimes be visible under the skin.

As with all other surgical situations, the cost of this procedure would depend on your unique situation. So you would need to book a consultation appointment with your preferred plastic surgeon to get an estimate.

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Q: How much does a breast implant removal and lift cost?

A: Typically, because the procedures are more involved, breast implant removal and breast lift surgeries will cost more than simple breast implant removal surgeries. Of course, you would need to schedule a consultation appointment with a board certified plastic surgeon to know exactly how much this procedure would cost in your situation.

Q: What are my financing options for breast implant removal?

A: This depends on your plastic surgeon. Most plastic surgeons will accept major credit cards and can sometimes connect you with a medical loan company such as CareCredit. These types of companies can offer you a surgery loan with manageable payments and a low interest rate.

Consultation Appointments Are Essential for Determining Cost

The only reliable way to get an accurate cost estimate for your breast implant removal is to schedule a consultation appointment with a board-certified plastic surgeon. You need to see your surgeon in person so that they can take a look at your physical anatomy, talk to you about what your desired outcome for surgery is, and present you with some options that you can then consider and choose from.

Many patients will talk to their friends or family members who have undergone breast implant removal or look online for “breast implant removal cost near me” (or “breast implant removal and lift cost near me” if they desire a breast lift). Then, they come in for their consultation appointment and have an idea in mind for how much they think the surgery will cost.

Unfortunately, this number is often quite erroneous because it is not comparable to the type of surgery that they specifically need or desire. Every patient is different. Every surgery is different.

Book a Consultation Appointment Today to Learn More

If you would like to know how much your personal breast implant removal surgery will cost, please call our office today and schedule a one-on-one consultation appointment with double-board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Sieber.


  1. https://www.plasticsurgery.org/documents/News/Statistics/2020/cosmetic-procedures-average-cost-2020.pdf

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